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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 1:57 PM PST on December 15, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EST on December 17, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from 2 am to 10 PM PST Saturday for
gusty north to northeast winds and low relative humidity for the
foothills mainly Santa Barbara eastward...

The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a
red flag warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low
relative humidity, which is in effect from 2 am to 10 PM PST
Saturday.

* Winds... areas of north to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts up to 35 mph... strongest in the foothills from Santa
Barbara eastward.

* Relative humidity... minimum values 10 to 20 percent in the
foothills.

* Impacts... if fire ignition occurs, there will be the potential
for very rapid spread of wildfire, long range spotting, and
extreme fire behavior that could lead to a threat to life and
property. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition
sources.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. Use extreme caution when using potential fire ignition
sources. This is a dangerous situation, please follow evacuation
orders.





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